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What we truly think about sustainable food

Milieu Centraal recently released the 'Sustainability Life Monitor 2023'. This report provides a clear and in-depth understanding of the attitudes and actions of the Dutch regarding sustainability. Crucial for the food i..

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Brussels obliges supermarkets to donate food

19 July 2023

The Brussels government approved on Thursday, July 13, a draft regulation, on the initiative of Minister of Welfare Alain Maron (Ecolo), that obliges Brussels supermarkets to donate their unsold food products. This aims ...

WUR's MAGNET contributes to fight against food waste

18 July 2023

The Modular Applied General Equilibrium Tool (MAGNET), developed by Wageningen Economic Research, plays a crucial role in analyzing the effects of food waste in the EU. The food waste module allows researchers to model t...

Government presents roadmap for sustainable industry

14 July 2023

Minister Adriaansens of Economic Affairs and Climate has presented a roadmap and national program for making industry more sustainable on behalf of the Dutch government. The program, called the National Program for Makin...

Fairtrade gains in popularity: sales up 6%

14 July 2023

The choice of Fairtrade products is increasing among consumers, with a 6% increase in sales in the Dutch market by 2022. The increase was as high as 8% for Fairtrade food products. This growth has led to a higher Fairtra...

Unilever, Nestlé and WUR work toward 50% lower footprint of milk

12 July 2023

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is joining forces with Unilever's Ben & Jerry's, Cono Kaasmakers and Nestlé's Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods in a bold mission: a 50% lower carbon footprint of milk by 2030. The ne...

Nudging drives up sales of organic products by 21%

11 July 2023

New research results show that sales of organic produce increase by an average of 21% through in-store nudging interventions. In 11 supermarkets in North Brabant, nudging techniques were applied to three much sought-afte...

EU wants to ease rules on genetically modified plants

10 July 2023

On 5 July, the European Union unveiled a proposal for new regulations of new genomic techniques (NGTs) in plant breeding. These techniques offer highly precise and efficient methods for developing plant varieties that ex...

Climate policy requires tough measures in agriculture

10 July 2023

According to a recent report by Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Dutch agriculture can meet the 2030 climate goals, but this requires an ambitious package of climate measures.  The report, titled "Poli...

Plant4Texture: choice for meat lovers and flexitarians alike

07 July 2023

KNS introduces Plant4Texture, an innovative hybrid product that allows butchers to offer high-quality artisanal products to flexitarians. By using Plant4Texture, consumers can enjoy the taste and texture of butcher's mea...

Food revolution in the Evoluon with Spacefarming

07 July 2023

The Evoluon in Eindhoven will present the exhibition "Spacefarming: the food of tomorrow" from Sept. 24, 2023 through March 23, 2024. This groundbreaking exhibition, created by Next Nature, takes visitors on a journey of...

New measures sustainable use of plants and soils

05 July 2023

On July 5, 2023, the European Commission approved a set of measures for sustainable use of natural resources and strengthening food systems and agriculture in the EU. The measures, part of the European Green Deal, will p...

ILT supervises of disposable plastic regulations

05 July 2023

The Environmental and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) is monitoring the new legislation against disposable plastic that took effect on July 1. Entrepreneurs must comply with the new regulations on disposable plastic cups an...

EU unveils action plan against food waste in Europe

05 July 2023

The European Union (EU) is launching a new initiative to drastically reduce food waste over the next 10 years. A draft law states that every EU country will be required to reduce total food waste in stores, restaurants a...

HelloFresh pleads for dynamic food labeling with TTI

05 July 2023

A new study conducted by HelloFresh shows that every second person throws away food worth an average of 20 euros once or twice a month. The research shows that consumers often throw away food because of the fear of getti...

Companies in charge for more in fossil-free food industry

03 July 2023

A recent report by the research and consulting firm CE Delft indicates that the food industry can run entirely on renewable fuels by 2035. Unfortunately, this is too optimistic an expectation. A fossil-free food sector i...